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Headword: Οἶτος
Adler number: omicroniota,188
Translated headword: doom
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] fate/death.[1]
In the Fables: "not without justice am I condemned to a shameful doom."[2]
Greek Original:
Οἶτος: ὁ μόρος. ἐν Μυθικοῖς: οὔτι δίκης ἀπάνευθεν ἀεικέϊ δάμναμαι οἴτῳ.
Notes:
[1] Epic/poetic word, probably cognate with εἶμι "go". Same or similar glossing in other lexica (e.g. Hesychius omicron429) and cf. also a scholion on Homer, Iliad 24.388.
[2] Fragment of a fable in dactylic verse, included in an appendix to Crusius' edition of Babrius, p.218.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 November 2003@21:25:38.
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